Originally Posted by Andre Yew
I love the Slanted Door as well and try to get there every time I'm in SF, but isn't that like saying you like CPK when someone asks whether you like Italian food? SD is much higher quality, and trendier than CPK, but both are Californicated versions of their ethnic cuisines.
Maybe LK can recommend a good Vietnamese place in the Bay Area?
Yeah, any place where you can order a Fritz Haag spatlese is not authentic VN food.
In the bay everything is centered around Tully Rd and Story Rd in San Jose. In fact there is one entire VN shopping plaza with it's own 90% VN food court, Lion Plaza. Tons of superb Pho places competing, Banh Mi, VN coffe (oh hell yes) and 7-course beef, etc.
SF has a few in the Tenderloin but I would not call it a destination spot.
There are also tons of Slanted Door wannabes sprouting up. Tamarine, Ana Mandara, Le Colonial (WTF?? please!!!), Three Seasons, Bong Su. So if you are really trying to spend $100 on a meal, check those out.